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. they even called him ents from anti-israel to anti-gay to anti-green. this is the first time he addresses those criticisms at a hearing that is critical to whether he becomes the next secretary of defense. chuck naegele, a former republican senator from nebraska should not expect a friendly reception on capitol hill this morning. >> president obama should choose someone else to lead the pentagon. >> reporter: he laid out the case on wednesday saying hagel is tough on israel, soft on iran. >> he simply does not understand the true basis of the u.s./israel alliance and he's the same person who suggests united states might be able to live with a nuclear iran. >> some well funded groups have taked to the tv with ads to oppose his confirmation. >> president obama says he supports sanction, hagel voted against them. >> but hagel has been aggressive in fighting the accusations. he made the rounds here on capitol hill to talk with former colleagues and clarify his position. >> senator hagel and i had a very good meeting to talk about the department of defense and the future as well as his role. >
colleagues call him hostile toward israel and soft on iran. >> i'm waiting for an explanation. i want him to make the case as to why he should be the secretary of defense. >> reporter: confirmation hearings here on capitol hill are expected to be easier for another nominee, john brennan, the president's pick to head the cia. still, looking at his 25 years at the spy agency, some object to the brennan pick. >> if you tuned in here, obama -- >> reporter: a small group protested the brennan choice monday saying he's linked to techniques including water boarding during the bush administration. the white house disputes that. >> mr. brennan wrote a letter in which he made clear he opposed so-called enhanced interrogation techniques. >> reporter: he's also linked to the drone program. credited with killing al qaeda operatives. it's unpopular overseas especially in pakistan, drones have targeted terrorists living in the country. now the president is also reportedly close to tapping jack lu, the white house chief of staff, to be the next treasury secretary replacing tim geith
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